Lee Commissioners approve design contract for Able Canal shared-use pathway | News, Sports, Jobs

The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a design contract for the 6-mile shared pathway for Able Canal in Lehigh Acres.

Florida-based Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp. will design an approximately six mile long shared pathway with a bicycle / pedestrian bridge, heavily accented zebra crossings, shadow structures, landscaping, and other amenities. It will provide additional pedestrian and cyclist access and connections to community attractions and destinations in the Able Canal Corridor and within Lehigh Acres from Harns Marsh to Joel Boulevard.

Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp. was selected from seven proposals for the $ 900,000 design contract following competitive negotiations. This planned and budgeted project is fully funded by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Local Agency Program and Regional Parks Impact Fees.

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted on April 20 to adopt an interlocal agreement with the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District authorizing Lee County to develop, operate and operate the linear park along the north side of the Able Canal in Lehigh Acres to entertain.

The trail has the potential to promote healthy recreational activities and provide convenient and safe non-motorized access between numerous residential, business, leisure, and urban destinations. This could reduce vehicle traffic in Lehigh Acres.

The property is owned by LA-MSID and the district is closely involved in the planning, approval, construction and subsequent operation and maintenance of the park. The district will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the infrastructure not associated with the linear park project.

For more information on Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, facilities, and other special events, visit www.leeparks.org, call 239-533-7275, or email [email protected]

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